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Teresa Lue Marquette
August 19, 1957 ~ October 28, 2017
November 6, 2017
Teresa Lue Marquette, 60, passed away from complications due to cancer on October 28, 2017. A celebration of Teresa's life will be held at Mugsy's Bar and Grill, 7161 Main Street, Bonners Ferry, from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 11. This event is open-house style, and the family welcomes friends and family to come share memories of Teresa.

She was born on August 19, 1957, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Marvin and Coral Gladyne Camp. She lived her early childhood years in Iowa before moving to Coeur d'Alene with her family and later to Bonners Ferry, where she lived for the remainder of her life.

She loved North Idaho, with its seasons, natural beauty, and wildlife. She enjoyed hiking, exploring, and traveling particularly in the Pacific Northwest.

More so than anything, Teresa loved her family. She was never happier than when in the company of her husband, children and grandsons. She was a fiercely devoted friend, mother and wife who loved deeply and unconditionally. She cared about others and treated every person kindly and with respect. She was a model of selfless love.

Teresa was loved by all those who knew her.

Teresa enjoyed spooky movies, much to the chagrin of her husband, walks around the neighborhood, and she particularly liked walking the Sand Creek Trail in Sandpoint.

She had the enviable quality of “finding the happy” in any situation. Quick with a hearty laugh and smile, or a joke, she would say “happiness is a choice” and choosing that was what she always did, even up to her final moments.

Teresa was a happy and contented soul who enjoyed the simple pleasures life has to offer. She was much more willing to offer encouragement to others rather than seek it for herself.

Teresa is preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Coral Camp, and her brother, Lyle Camp.

She is survived by her husband, John Marquette, daughter Sara Matthews and husband Tim Matthews, son Marty Collyer, stepdaughter Michelle Ryals and stepson Shawn Marquette, grandsons Wyatt, Garett and Henry Matthews and John and Jason Ryals, sister Kayretha Edgington and husband Roger, as well as several nieces, grandnieces and nephews.